I spent the rest of the weekend downtown at Sunfest (which is a fest in a park with much international music and food), and also attended the London Gay Pride Parade.
It was pretty nice. I got some free condoms and lube, which is always useful. I'm sure it's much more extravagant in big cities like Toronto, but I'm so glad we have the parade at all in conservative little London.
The protestors really piss me off though. I can handle the usual "Gay People are Freaks" signs. Whatever...free speech and all that, even if it's for purely evil purposes. You don't see me standing outside of churches every Sunday with signs saying "Jesus is an Asshole", but I sure hope the pride parade protestors would not have a problem with that. Same deal, right?
What really pissed me off was a sign saying "AIDS is God's cure for homosexuality". That's not only downright hateful and evil to the core, but it just makes no fucking sense. What are the kids in Africa with AIDS? Collateral damage? Fucking morons.
So next year I'm going to bring signs saying "heart attacks are God's punishment for eating shrimp". It makes as much sense as the AIDS sign (none), but does have a Biblical basis:
Leviticus 11:9-12 : Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.I'll quote great statistics like "did you know that nearly 95% of people who have had heart attacks ate shrimp sometime in their life? God's love at work!" I'll ask the protestors if they've ever eaten shrimp, and if they say yes, I'll call them freaks and abominations. Then I'll run away, telling them I don't want to catch their heart disease.
Edit: Jesus God Damn Christ! Looks like I'm not the first one to come up with this idea: